Scuba Diving in Black Forest, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Skill Level:
Maximum Depth:
24.4 m/80.1 ft
By Boat
The Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory, situated northwest of Jamaica and south of Cuba, in the western Caribbean Sea. The territory consists of three islands, the Grand Cayman, the Cayman Brac and the Little Cayman. George Town is the capital, located on Grand Cayman, the largest of the three islands. All of the islands enjoy a tropical marine climate, with hot summers and dry, cool winters. This tropical paradise provides a variety of sporting activities to all water enthusiasts.

This tropical island is not only a tax-free paradise, but also a diving paradise. Divers and snorkelers are able to witness an incredible underwater world, with amazing walls, caves, tunnels, schools of fish and colorful corals. Black Forest is a good wall dive that is located just off the southwest shore.

The name of the spot derived from the plethora of stunning black corals, which can be found mainly in the canyons. The wall starts at 19 m/62 ft and drops down to 24.4 m/80.1 ft. Divers can follow the wall to see lots of gorgonians, rope sponges and interesting fish life, such as parrot fish, angel fish and butterfly fish. Visibility is good and varies from 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft.

Black Forest is suitable for intermediate and advanced divers. The location can be dived all year round, but the best season is from April till October. In addition, the average water temperature is between 24 °C to 27 °C/77 °F to 82 °F. Finally, the island provides many diving centers, where you can rent gear or book an organized dive. So, if you are a scuba diving lover, Black Forest guarantees a lifetime experience!!!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM George Town
4.9km/3.04mi, 8 mins
These are directions to get to Ambassador Divers, one of the dive centers that visit the spot: Head north to Bobby Thompson Way to Smith Rd. Continue to Huldah Ave. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit to Thomas Russel Ave. Continue to N Sound Rd. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit to Esterly Tibbetts Hwy. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit toward Lawrence Bl. Turn left at W Bay Rd. Take the 1st right turn in Piper Way.
Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) ,
5.6km/3.5mi 10mins drive

The island is not accessible by train.


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